Ladbrokes Handicap 7f 32y
- (4yo+, 7f 32y, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 28.20s
- Off time: 19:45:18
|2nd||6 Maggie Pink||nk||8/1|
|3rd||8 Pearl Nation||1||6/1|
Verse Of Love 10
|5||133 9-7||P D Evans||A Kirby||85||3/1|
Silverware (USA) 19
|6||132 9-6||Kristin Stubbs||T Eaves||84||7/1|
Regal Dan (IRE) 18
|4||132 9-6||C Hills||T P Queally||84||11/4f|
Spin Artist (USA) 11
|4||130 9-4||M Johnston||J Fanning||82||7/1|
Ready (IRE) 172
|4||130 9-4 p||G Moss||D Tudhope||82||8/1|
Maggie Pink 36
|5||126 9-0||M Appleby||A Mullen||78||8/1|
|7||125 8-13||P S McEntee||P Aspell||77||20/1|
Pearl Nation (USA) 18
|5||124 8-12||B P J Baugh||F Tylicki||76||6/1|
Cape of Hope (IRE) 5
|4||121 8-9||D O'Meara||L Morris||73||20/1|
VERSE OF LOVE has been competing without success in much better company at Lingfield. This looks a good opportunity for David Evans' charge to get his head back in front and he gets the vote. Silverware has a shout on his earlier second to Star Links here and Regal Dan finished ahead of Pearl Nation when third over 7f last time. Spin Artist returned a losing favourite on his reappearance but may do better here stepping up in distance while Maggie Pink and Toymaker have both won lesser grade handicaps this year and should go well again.
Silverware (USA) 11-4 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Fashion Line (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Maggie Pink 7-4fav (9-7) Raced keenly, made all, clear over 1f out, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Feb beating Imaginary World (8-11) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Pearl Nation (USA) 4-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden and kept on, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 6l behind Forceful Appeal (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Regal Dan (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) In touch on outer, headway to chase clear leader entering final 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Forceful Appeal (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Verse Of Love 20-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind True To Form (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Cape of Hope (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Prominent early, tracked leaders over 5f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 28l behind Khajaaly (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Ready (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Horsted Keynes (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Spin Artist (USA) 9-4fav (9-5) Led early, tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Living The Life (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Toymaker 20-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 8th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Glastonberry (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.